Monday, 30 June 2014

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara Review

Bourjois are one of my favourite brands, but I've not actually tried many of their mascaras before. There was just something about their new release, the Volume 1 Seconde Mascara that just tempted me. I also hadn't bought a new mascara in...ohhhh...a month! *any excuse. 
It was £9.99, I missed the boat with the introduction offer but I think it's well worth the money nonetheless.


The mirrored packaging makes it stand out in my make-up bag so it's easy to grab, even if I do catch glimpse of my half made up face in it -hall of mirrors style! There are two versions, the original has orange writing and there is also a waterproof version with blue writing. They've kept that very simple as it's the brush that does the talking with this product.


The barrel brush is what makes this mascara different from the rest.
If you look closely you'll see that there are 'wrap around spheres' amongst the bristles to coat every lash evenly and quickly. That's what gives it the 'one second' reputation and it really does work!


It really is easy  to swipe on when in a rush and you can be sure your lashes are covered, it's perfect for anyone who does their make up on the train, it's easily swiped on in no time at all, so you don't have to worry about a jerky train making you poke yourself in the eye! 
Personally I like my lashes to have a heavy look to them so I'm more of a fan of building up my mascara, and although some can go spidery this thickens the lashes evenly and is really easy to manage, it built up really well without any clumping.

I think the before and after pictures speak for themselves, it's a lovely mascara that offers volume and length in no time at all, and it has the added bonus that after a day of wear I noticed no smudging or flaking. 


I will definitely be picking up the waterproof version when my current one runs out, I'd love to see how it fairs in the pool!


I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more Bourjois mascaras in the future.

Have you tried this? What did you think? 
And if anyone knows how good the waterproof version is, let me know!



  1. Oh wow it looks amazing! I'll definitely be checking this out now xxx

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

  2. I've got the waterproof one and love it! Although it's really hard to get off!

    1. I need to pick it up, I'll definitely pick up a good make up remover too though!

  3. Looks amazing! Just found your blog, great post!


    1. thank you.
      I'm really impressed with the results x

  4. the mascara looks great but I need the waterproof one. should check the counter, I'm not sure we have this version in here.


  5. Wow! That looks amazing! I need a good mascara. I will definitely go check that one out!

    Lindsay -

    1. It's become my go-to nascar now, no others compare!

  6. Oh this does look good! I'm on a spending ban at the moment, but I am still looking for the perfect mascara so when I'm not I'll pick this up :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens